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Enigma Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
WWII drama has excellent performances; ok for 15+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 24, 2010
Tom Stoppard's script, inspired by historical events, commands attention with daring, dizzying twists, betrayals and manipulations. An intelligent examination of the dangerous impulse to categorize the unpredictable or unthinkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 22, 2006
Steeped in the tense atmopshere of Wartime Britain, Michael Apted's semi-Hitchcockian drama centers on the mysteries of code breaking while at the same time relates a noirish tale of love, obsession and betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Tries to wed a wartime spy thriller with a noir mystery involving a femme fatale, which doesn't fully work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
O roteiro é confuso em certos momentos e a edição (que inclui vários flashbacks) deixa a desejar, mas, no geral, é um filme interessante.
| Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
May 16, 2003
Within a few weeks' time you'd forget ever having seen it at all . . .
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 26, 2003
For the great turns from Scott, Winslet and Northam and the timely reminder that the greatest acts of heroism are so often unsung, it deserves your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A cleverly involving, slow-burning dramatic thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 4, 2002
A complicated and intelligent British film with a curious roster of off-screen talent.
| Original Score: B
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
October 8, 2002
The mystery doesn't revolve solely around guessing who the bad guy is -- there's a historical and personal context to the whole thing -- and the thrills are more cerebral than visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2002
"Intelligence fails because it is human, no stronger than the power of one mind to read another, to divine its intent, to know the enemy." - NY Times.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
September 26, 2002
a History Channel pageant masquerading as a full-blooded film
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 26, 2002
The complex, demanding script tries to cover too many bases at once, but it succeeds better than one might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 22, 2002
The sort of film that makes me miss Hitchcock, but also feel optimistic that there's hope for popular cinema yet.
| Original Score: 84/100
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Not enigmatically at all, it pleases and teases us -- in high style.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 14, 2002
This romantic thriller is steeped in the atmosphere of wartime England, and ably captures the speech patterns, moral codes and ideals of the 1940s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 3, 2002
With a strong screenplay by Tom Stoppard, a first-rate cast, impeccable production design by John Beard, and wonderfully clever costume design by the late Shirley Russell, Enigma is Apted's finest film in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
June 27, 2002
Notable, alas, for providing the last film score from veteran British film composer John Barry (1933-2011).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Vanessa Sibbald
Zap2it.com
June 21, 2002
'Enigma' is the kind of engaging historical drama that Hollywood appears to have given up on in favor of sentimental war movies in the vein of 'We Were Soldiers.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 21, 2002
An enticing romantic suspense drama of the sort Alfred Hitchcock once made, and stands up well to that high comparison.
| Original Score: 8/10
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